Featured Local Authors and Hall of Fame Inductees
Born in Eatonton, Georgia, on February 9, 1944, Walker is a novelist, short-story writer, poet, essayist, and activist.
Her most famous novel, The Color Purple , was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for Fiction in 1983. It was later turned into a film and a Broadway musical.
Joel Chandler Harris
Born in Eatonton, Georgia, on December 9, 1845, Chandler is one of the South's most influential authors and a renown journalist.
He is most remembered for
his Uncle Remus folktales.